Jelly fish, photo Galice Hoarau

Biology

Bachelor's degree in Bodø

Welcome to a new academic year at Nord

Semester registration and attendance

Welcome to the Bachelor in Biology at the Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture. The autumn semester promises to be exciting, inclusive and, not least, safe for all our students.
The Bachelor in Biology will be delivered through a combination of online and onsite learning in autumn 2020.

Registration
You can register as  a student as soon as you receive your student number. After completing registration, you will have access to a range of digital forums and tools at Nord University. This includes digital meeting rooms and the e-learning platform Canvas. 

This year, it is especially important that you participate in digital learning arenas.  

Received a student number? >> Register as a student at Nord University. 


Attendance and orientation
New students admitted to the Bachelor in Biology are invited to an onsite orientation meeting. We recommend that you attend this meeting. We will provide lots of useful information and you will have the opportunity to get to know your fellow students and our teaching staff. 

We understand that some of you may not be able to attend this day due to late arrival or quarantine. We will arrange individual meetings for you on a digital platform. 
Bachelor in Biology will meet 12th August at 12:00 in the University's main entrance.

IMPORTANT: If you are not able to meet 12. August, please contact your academic advisor​.
Infection prevention and control
We ask that you familiarize yourself with information about infection prevtion measures, and we expect you to follow current guidelines regarding infection prevention and control
>> 
Information for students at the Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture

Contact information
If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact your academic advisor, Kristine Vevik. You can also use the chat function in the bottom right corner of the page. 

Academic advisor for Bachelor in Biology
Kristine Vevik - kristine.vevik@nord.no
Tel: +47 75 51 74 37
>> Book a telephone meeting​ or make direct contact. 

Equipment
Digital learning forms an important part of education at Nord, regardless of mode of delivery.  It is important to have the right equipment. All student should have access to: 
  • PC/Mac/tablet with internet access​
  • Headset
  • Web camera
Special learning arrangements 

If you have special needs, including if you are in a high risk group for Covid-19, that affect your learning situation, you can apply for special arrangements in teaching and examinations. ​

Programme for commencement

The programme for commencement contains lots of useful information, exciting activities and good opportunities to get to know your fellow students. This year’s programme will include a combination of online meetings and events on campus.
DAT​E​
​TIME / PLACE
​ACTIVITY
Sunday 9 August
​18:30
University backyard
PreStudy BBQ
All new​ students are welcome to join an informal BBQ ​meet & greet. The student welfare organization Studentinord provides free food.
​​Wednesday 12. August
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​12:00 - 14:00
Meet in Universit​y main entrance. We will walk together to room A2 Stein Rokkan
​New student welcome. Small lunch included.
​14:00 - 14:15
Break
14:15 - 15:00​
​Meet your buddies.
​Thursday 13. August

​10:00 - 12:00
Meet outside main entrance
​​​Hiking to Hunstadtoppen. 

Hunstadtoppen (218 m.o.h) is a popular hiking destination that provides a great hiking experience with views in all directions. The trail is well marked, and the hike is a total of approx. 4 km in slightly rising terrain.​

Small lunch and drink is provided by Studentinord. We recommend you to bring extra water to keep hydrated!
The hike will be arranged only if the weather allows it. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
​​Friday 14. August



​10:00 - 11:00
Place: Room A2 Stein Rokkan
​Meet you helpers
  • Studentinord
  • Studentombud
  • Student organisation Nord
  • Student association NUGLA
  • Academic adviser
11:00 - 11:15​
​​Break - lunch included.

Timetables and course literature

Timetables
The class timetable will be available in TimeEdit here in the course of the summer holidays:
>> Timetable​ for Biology​ 

After you have completed semester registration, you can log in to TimeEdit and see your personalized timetable. 

Course literature 

Student life and other practical information

Studentinord 
Studentinord is the student welfare organization. They offer student housing, food and drink on campus, kindergartens, counselling services and bookshops, as well as support to recreational activities for students. 
>> Studentinord 

Getting around campus 

Bus to and from campus 
>> Bus routes and travel around Bodø (choose English or other language from the menu at the bottom of the main page) 

More information about getting around Bodø is available under New in town. 

New in town and student life 
>> Arriving in Norway: good to know upon arrival in Bodø​, everything from sim cards, bank accounts and groceries to notifying immigration authorities.  


App “Infoskjermen GO” 
Stay up to date with what’s happening on campus using the app “Infoskjermen GO”. Here you will find an overview of activities, news and offers. Download for iPhone / Android.  

Share code for Bodø: Nord ​


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How did life on Earth evolve? How does DNA code for important biological functions? How do food webs look like at the bottom of the sea? How does climate change affect animals and plants? These are some of the questions that biology seeks to answer. As a student in biology at Nord University, you will learn about the fundamentals of life in the beautiful surroundings of Northern Norway.

Programme description

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How did life on Earth evolve? How does DNA code for important biological functions? How do food webs look like at the bottom of the sea? How does climate change affect animals and plants? These are some of the questions that biology seeks to answer. As a student in biology at Nord University, you will learn about the fundamentals of life in the beautiful surroundings of Northern Norway.

Study model

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Job opportunities

​Due to increased focus on the environment, ecology and sustainable development, the Bachelor degree in biology will give you many job opportunities, both in the private and the public sector. You can get employed at environmental agencies, laboratories, companies and directorates. If you combine the programme with pedagogic education, you can also become a teacher in a high school or secondary school. If you choose to proceed with a Master degree, you have the option for more specialised jobs in scientific research or consulting.

Further education

BSc in Biology qualifies for the Master of Science programme in Biosciences at Nord University, or for master programmes at other institutions in Norway and abroad.

Master of Biosciences at Nord have the following specialisations: 
Aquaculture, Genomics, Marine ecology and Terrestrial ecology and nature management.


Study abroad

Ever thought of spending part of your degree in another part of the world? Our cooperations with universities in Europe and other parts of the world can offer you exciting opportunities to study one or two semesters abroad. You can also spend 15 weeks on a work placement abroad as part of your undergraduate studies.

A study abroad complements your degree studies best in the third academic year. You can spend one and up to two semesters abroad, the world is yours to explore.

Below you will find an overview of our partner universities where you, as a biology student, can travel to:

ASIA
India:
Department of Aquaculture, Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, College of Fisheries, Mangalore

Japan:
Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

China:
Zheijang Ocean University, Zhoushan

South Korea:
Pukyong National University

Russia:
Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU)
Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Arkangelsk (NARFU)
St. Petersburg University

AUSTRALIA
Charles Darwin University
James Cook University
Deakin University

NEW ZEALAND
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

CANADA
Memorial University of Newfoundland
University of Northern British Columbia
Vancouver Island University
St. Francis Xavier University
Lakehead University
University of Saskatchewan

EUROPE

France:
Université Francois-Rabelais, Tours
Université de Bourgogne, IUT Dijon
Université Paris Descartes
Université Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne, IUT St.-Étienne

Germany:
Hochschule Bremen, University of Applied Sciences
Leuphana University
University of Bremen
University of Hamburg

Hungary:
Szent Istvan University

Netherlands:
University of Groningen
University of Wageningen

Poland:
University of Agriculture in Krakow
University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn

Spain:
University of Alicante
University of Barcelona
Universidad del País Vasco (Bilbao campus)

UK:
University of Stirling

Denmark:
Roskilde University

Iceland
University of Akureyri

Italy:
University of Sapienza

Portugal:
University of Algarve

Sweden:
University of Gothenburg

USA
Augsburg College
Augustana University
Humboldt State University
University of Minnesota, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (St Paul)
University of New England
University of Alaska Anchorage
University of Alaska Fairbanks



Application deadline and admission

Application deadline Non-EU/EEA: December 1, EU/EEA: April 1, Norwegian citizens/residents: April 15
ECTS Credits 180
Study level Bachelor
Scope Full time
Teaching language English
Police certificate of conduct No
Campus Bodø

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline Non-EU/EEA: December 1, EU/EEA: April 1, Norwegian citizens/residents: April 15

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